1 Samuel 3:18
New International Version
So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, “He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes.”

New Living Translation
So Samuel told Eli everything; he didn’t hold anything back. “It is the LORD’s will,” Eli replied. “Let him do what he thinks best.”

English Standard Version
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD. Let him do what seems good to him.”

Berean Study Bible
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide a thing from him. “He is the LORD,” replied Eli. “Let Him do what is good in His eyes.”

King James Bible
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

New King James Version
Then Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD. Let Him do what seems good to Him.”

New American Standard Bible
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “He is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him.”

NASB 1995
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him.”

NASB 1977
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him.”

Amplified Bible
So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. And Eli said, “It is the LORD; may He do what seems good to Him.”

Christian Standard Bible
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, “He is the LORD. Let him do what he thinks is good.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, “He is the LORD. He will do what He thinks is good.”

American Standard Version
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is Jehovah: let him do what seemeth him good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shemueil showed him all the words and he hid nothing from him, and Eli said: “It is LORD JEHOVAH. Everything that is excellent in his eyes he shall do”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel reported all the words, and hid them not from him. And Heli said, He is the Lord, he shall do that which is good in his sight.

Contemporary English Version
Samuel told Eli everything. Then Eli said, "He is the LORD, and he will do what's right."

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Samuel told him all the words, and did not hide them from him. And he answered: It is the Lord: let him do what is good in his sight.

English Revised Version
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Good News Translation
So Samuel told him everything; he did not keep anything back. Eli said, "He is the LORD; he will do whatever seems best to him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Samuel told Eli everything. Eli replied, "He is the LORD. May he do what he thinks is right."

International Standard Version
So Samuel told him everything—he did not conceal anything from him. Eli said, "He is the LORD. May he do what seems good to him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samuel told him all the words, and hid nothing from him. And he said: 'It is the LORD; let Him do what seemeth Him good.'

Literal Standard Version
And Samuel declares to him the whole of the words, and has not hid from him; and he says, “It [is] YHWH; that which is good in His eyes He does.”

NET Bible
So Samuel told him everything. He did not hold back anything from him. Eli said, "The LORD will do what he pleases."

New Heart English Bible
And Samuel told him everything, and did not hide anything from him. And he said, "It is the LORD. Let him do what seems good to him."

World English Bible
Samuel told him every bit, and hid nothing from him. He said, "It is Yahweh. Let him do what seems good to him."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel declareth to him the whole of the words, and hath not hid from him; and he saith, 'It is Jehovah; that which is good in His eyes He doth.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samuel Shares the Vision
17“What was the message He gave you?” Eli asked. “Do not hide it from me. May God punish you, and ever so severely, if you hide from me anything He said to you.” 18So Samuel told him everything and did not hide a thing from him. “He is the LORD,” replied Eli. “Let Him do what is good in His eyes.” 19And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and He let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:5
And the LORD descended in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name, the LORD.

Leviticus 10:3
Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD meant when He said: 'To those who come near Me I will show My holiness, and in the sight of all the people I will reveal My glory.'" But Aaron remained silent.

Judges 10:15
"We have sinned," the Israelites said to the LORD. "Deal with us as You see fit; but please deliver us today!"

2 Samuel 10:12
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight."

2 Samuel 15:26
But if He should say, 'I do not delight in you,' then here I am; let Him do to me whatever seems good to Him."

2 Kings 20:19
But Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD that you have spoken is good." For he thought, "Will there not at least be peace and security in my lifetime?"

Job 2:10
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.


Treasury of Scripture

And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seems him good.

It is the Lord

Genesis 18:25
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Judges 10:15
And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.

2 Samuel 16:10-12
And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so? …









(18) It is the Lord.--Such a reply, and such a reception of the news of the terrible doom twice communicated to him by a direct message from the Eternal, indicates that Eli, in spite of his weakness and foolish partiality for his sons, was thoroughly devoted to the Lord in his heart. He saw how deeply he had failed in his high office, how he had allowed worldly considerations to influence his conduct, how he had been tried and found wanting; and now, without a murmur, he submits to the righteous judgment of his God, he leaves himself in God's hands, and never tries to justify himself and his past conduct. Now it was probably too late to attempt any reformation in the priestly life. The influence and power of Hophni and Phinehas were too strong for his enfeebled will to set aside. Eli was probably in his last days little more than a puppet in their hands. He had sown the wind, and now must reap the whirlwind.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Samuel
שְׁמוּאֵל֙ (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

told
וַיַּגֶּד־ (way·yag·geḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

him
ל֤וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

everything
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hide
כִחֵ֖ד (ḵi·ḥêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

[a thing] from him.
מִמֶּ֑נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

“He
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is the LORD,”
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

replied Eli.
וַיֹּאמַ֕ר (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Let Him do
יַעֲשֶֽׂה׃ (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

what is good
הַטּ֥וֹב (haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

in His eyes.”
בְּעֵינָ֖ו‪‬ (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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